The Assam Police has suspended a sub-inspector of Assam Police Radio Organisation (APRO) for allegedly wearing a skull cap while on duty.
The suspended sub-inspector has been identified as Md Choukat Ali.
It is to be mentioned that a photograph of the police officer went viral on social media where he was seen wearing a skull cap with his police uniform while on duty.
In an order issued on Monday by the Superintendent of Police (Communication), Headquarter-II, "SI (Opr) 198331837 Md. Choukat Ali of APRO, MCC, Dispur is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect until further order, for his indisciplined and unbecoming conduct, as he willfully violated the Uniform Rule which is serious indiscipline."
The order also stated that Md Choukat Ali has been shunted to the reserve branch of APRO headquarter, Ulubari in Guwahati.
A departmental inquiry has also been ordered against the sub-inspector for violating uniform rules. He has been served a show cause notice in the matter.
"Department proceeding is also drawn up against him under section 65 of Assam Police Act 2007 read with rule-66 of Assam Police Manual Pt-III and Article 311 of the Constitution of India and rule 7 of Assam Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1964 for his indisciplined and unbecoming conduct, rendering him until retention in the Police Force," said the order.
Commenting on the matter, ADGP (Communication) SN Singh tweeted, "The Sub Inspector has been placed under suspension and a Departmental Proceeding is being initiated against him."